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Updated on Dec 6, 2019. Posted on Jun 26, 2019

16 Queer-Friendly Spaces In The US That Aren't Just Bars Or Clubs

Whether you're sober, underage, or just want to try out something new!

It may be nearing the end of June (aka Pride Month!) but luckily June 28–30 is WorldPride, so there's still plenty of time to take part! When people think about celebrating Pride, they often think of bars and clubs; places that have long been safe havens for the queer community.

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So naturally, there are a LOT of them. Like a lot.

However, there are also a lot of people who can't drink, don't drink, or just want a different experience. Maybe they're looking for something more chill, or a place to meet new people, or aren't even old enough to get into bars!

Enter: this list! We rounded up cafés, bookstores, restaurants, and more across the US that are for queer people, by queer people, and are the perfect places to celebrate Pride all year round.

1. Cuties, Los Angeles, California

2. Freed Bodyworks, Washington D.C.

3. Squirrel Chops, Seattle, Washington

4. Bluestockings, New York City, New York

5. Qulture Collective, Oakland, California

6. Malaprop's Bookstore, Asheville, North Carolina

7. Bloom & Plume Coffee, Los Angeles, California

8. Uptown Players, Dallas, Texas

9. Wildfang, Portland, Oregon

10. Lil Deb's Oasis, Hudson, New York

11. Regalo, Louisville, Kentucky

12. GLBT Historical Society Museum, San Francisco, California

13. Queen of Angels LA, Los Angeles, California

14. Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni's Room, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

15. Ori Gallery, Portland, Oregon

16. Qalm Events, Everywhere!

Where do YOU celebrate Pride?